What Should I Wear to My Interview?

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  In a perfect world, a hiring manager would judge job applicants based on their backgrounds and how they performed in an interview. Appearances wouldn’t matter one bit. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world, and an interviewer is going to judge you based on what you wear to the interview. Therefore, you need to put… Read more »

The Skills to Look for to Hire the Best Administrative Assistant

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  Administrative assistants should be capable of taking on many tasks and challenging situations at the same time. They maintain an office while assisting with the duties of an executive, manager, company owner or professional organization. However, a talented administrative assistant should be able to do more than just play a supporting role. In fact,… Read more »

Why the First Ten Minutes of Your Interview are the Most Important

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  Surveys have shown hiring managers typically know if they will hire someone within the first 10 minutes of an interview. For job seekers, this means the interview starts before they even shake a hiring manager’s hand, so they need to exhibit enthusiasm and confidence right away. The opening minutes of any conversation usually set… Read more »

How to Make the Most of Your Time While Unemployed

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  The longer any period of joblessness lasts, the more difficult it is to get a job or even a job interview. That’s the thought of many people who’ve been out of work for extensive periods. For many hiring managers, that perception is also a reality. Many hiring personnel admit they’re more likely to pass… Read more »

5 Ways to Provide Extraordinary Customer Service During the Holidays

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  The holiday season is usually one of the most nerve-racking seasons, for both companies and consumers. If you’re a shopper looking for the perfect gift, or a business owner looking to boost your sales, there are numerous interactions that most go smoothly in order to ensure a festive outcome for everybody. With more consumers comes… Read more »

How to Squash Jealousy on Your Team

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  Promotions and bonuses are ways for you to recognize a top performer on your team, but this kind of attention can also provoke jealousy in employees who have to watch their co-worker get something that they did not. Like other negative emotions, jealousy can contribute to a toxic environment that can sap employee morale,… Read more »

Should You Be Friends With Your Boss?

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  According to common advice on how to be professional, you should clearly separate your personal and professional lives, and that means you can’t friends with your boss. While that’s company policy at a lot of workplaces, research has shown a major reason why you might want to go against it. Oxytocin: The Social Hormone… Read more »

How to Prove You’re a Hard Worker in Your Interview

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How to Prove You're a Hard Worker

For anyone in management, hard work from an employee is the great equalizer.  The best workers don’t have every bit of relevant experience or an impeccable arsenal of impressive skills. The best employees work hard and really hustle to get the job done right. Because this attribute is so valuable, it’s important to show an… Read more »

Make Your Application Stand out With These Tips!

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  When you submit your resume for an open position, you could be up against dozens of other applicants. With all that competition, it’s important to make your appeal stand out as much as possible. You may think your skills, education and experience are more than enough to make you stand out from the pack…. Read more »

Four Ways to Prepare for Your First Day on the Job

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  Congratulations! You’ve landed the job you worked so hard to get! But now, the real work begins, and it all starts with the first day. To be honest, the first day on the job isn’t going to make or break you – but it does set the tone for your onboarding into the company…. Read more »